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Quad (rocket)

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In rocketry, the Armadillo Aerospace Quad vehicle called Pixel is a computer-controlled VTVL rocket that was used in 2006 to compete in the Lunar Lander Challenge. [1]

25 relations: Armadillo Aerospace, Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology, Cold gas thruster, CORONA (SSTO), Ethanol, Fibre optic gyroscope, Grasshopper (rocket), JAXA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kankoh-maru, Lidar, Liquid oxygen, Lunar Lander Challenge, McDonnell Douglas DC-X, NASA, New Shepard, Pressure-fed engine, Project M (NASA), Project Morpheus, Reusable Vehicle Testing, The New York Times, Ullage, Vernier thruster, VTVL, Zarya (spacecraft).

Armadillo Aerospace

Armadillo Aerospace was an aerospace startup company based in Mesquite, Texas.

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Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology

Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology (ALHAT) is technology NASA is developing to autonomously land spacecraft on the Moon, Mars or even an asteroid.

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Cold gas thruster

A cold gas thruster is a propulsive device that uses pressurized inert gas as the reaction mass.

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CORONA is an unmanned prototype of a reusable single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle developed by Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau from 1992 to 2012.

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Ethanol, also called alcohol, ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, and drinking alcohol, is a chemical compound, a simple alcohol with the chemical formula.

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Fibre optic gyroscope

A fibre optic gyroscope (FOG) senses changes in orientation using the Sagnac effect, thus performing the function of a mechanical gyroscope.

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Grasshopper (rocket)

Grasshopper and the Falcon 9 Reusable Development Vehicles (F9R Dev, initially designated Grasshopper v1.1) were experimental technology-demonstrator reusable rockets that performed vertical takeoffs and landings.

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The is the Japanese national aerospace and space agency.

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in Pasadena, California, United States, with large portions of the campus in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

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The is the name of a proposed vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL), single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO), reusable launch system (rocket-powered spacecraft).

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Lidar (also called LIDAR, LiDAR, and LADAR) is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target with pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor.

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Liquid oxygen

Liquid oxygen—abbreviated LOx, LOX or Lox in the aerospace, submarine and gas industries—is one of the physical forms of elemental oxygen.

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Lunar Lander Challenge

The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge was a competition funded by NASA's Centennial Challenges program.

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McDonnell Douglas DC-X

The DC-X, short for Delta Clipper or Delta Clipper Experimental, was an unmanned prototype of a reusable single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle built by McDonnell Douglas in conjunction with the United States Department of Defense's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) from 1991 to 1993.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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New Shepard

The New Shepard reusable launch system is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL), suborbital crewed rocket that is being developed by Blue Origin as a commercial system for suborbital space tourism.

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Pressure-fed engine

The pressure-fed engine is a class of rocket engine designs.

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Project M (NASA)

Project M was a proposed NASA project headed by Stephen J. Altemus, to send a Robonaut to the Moon.

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Project Morpheus

Project Morpheus is a NASA project that began in 2010 to develop a vertical takeoff and vertical landing (VTVL) test vehicle called the Morpheus Lander.

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Reusable Vehicle Testing

The Reusable Vehicle Testing (RVT) project was conducted by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) from 1998 until 2003.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Ullage or headspace is the unfilled space in a container, particularly with a liquid.

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Vernier thruster

A vernier thruster is a rocket engine used on a spacecraft for fine adjustments to the attitude or velocity of a spacecraft.

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Vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) is a form of takeoff and landing for rockets.

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Zarya (spacecraft)

The Zarya spacecraft was a secret Soviet project of the late 1980s aiming to design and build a large manned vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL) reusable space capsule, a much larger replacement for the Soyuz (spacecraft).

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quad_(rocket)

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